1 user Guide . Contents PRODUCT OVERVIEW USING AN EXTERNAL DRIVE. 1 WRT1900AC 16 Overview 3 Wall-mounting placement 16 How to attach a USB drive 16 How to use secured folder access 17 How to set up authorized users and shared folders SETTING UP: BASICS 18 How to access shared folders 5 How to create a home network 18 How to set up your router as a media server 5 What is a network? 19 How to connect your UPnP device to the media server 5 How to set up a home network 20 How to remotely access storage 5 Where to find more help 6 How to install your router 7 How to configure your router SETTING UP: ADVANCED. 7 How to connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi 21 How to manually set up your router 7 How to disable remote access 21 How to manually set up your Internet connection 8 How to connect directly to your router 22 How to associate a router with your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account 8 How to improve your wireless connection speed 22 How to get the most out of your dual - band router 8 How to change your network's name and password 24 How to control access to your network 9 How to change your router's local access password 25 How to improve security using the built-in firewall 9 How to change your router's time zone 26 Changing IPV6 firewall settings 10 How to test your Internet connection speed 27 How to set up the DHCP server on your router 10 How to connect devices to your network 27 How to set up DHCP reservation 10 How to connect a computer to your network 28 How to access your network on the
2 Internet 10 How to connect a USB printer 29 How to clone a MAC address 11 How to connect other devices 30 How to connect to your corporate office using a VPN. 12 How to view device details 31 How to optimize your router for gaming and voice 13 How to set up parental controls 32 How to enable Voice over IP on your network 14 How to configure your guest network 33 How to configure UPnP. 15 How to back up your router configuration 34 How to use a router as an access point 15 How to customize Linksys Smart Wi-Fi 35 How to put your new router behind an existing router 15 Using widgets 35 How to add your router to an existing router or gateway 15 Customizing the Network Map 36 How to share an Internet connection 37 How to extend your network 37 How to expose a device to the Internet WRT 1900AC | Contents PORT FORWARDING AND PORT TRIGGERING. 39 How to set up port forwarding 39 How to set up port forwarding for a single port 39 How to set up port forwarding for multiple ports 40 How to set up port forwarding for a range of ports 40 How to set up port range triggering for online gaming MAINTAINING AND MONITORING.
3 42 How to back up and restore your router configuration 43 How to upgrade the router's firmware 43 How to restore factory defaults 44 How to check the status of your router 44 How to disable the Ethernet port status lights 44 How to test your Internet connection 45 How to configure and use logs TROUBLESHOOTING. 46 Your router was not successfully set up 46 Windows XP Service Pack update 46 Your Internet cable is not plugged in message 47 Cannot access your router message 48 After setup 48 The Internet appears to be unavailable 48 Rebooting your router 49 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi does not open in your web browser 49 You cannot access Linksys Smart Wi-Fi 49 All other troubleshooting has been unsuccessful SPECIFICATIONS. 50 Linksys WRT1900AC . WRT 1900AC | Contents Product Overview WRT 1900AC FRONT PANEL INDICATORS. (White) The icon LED is solid white while the router is powered on. It will blink when the router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up.
4 Internet (White/Amber) The Internet LED is solid white when connected to the Internet. It blinks white while the router works to establish a connection. A solid amber LED. indicates the connection is down due to configuration issues. Amber blinking indicates that the connection is down due to hardware issues. GHz (White) The Wireless LED is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the GHz network. If the LED is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the GHz network. 5 GHz (White) The Wireless LED is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the 5 GHz network. If the LED is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the 5 GHz network. eSATA. Front View (White) When off, the USB/eSATA port is off or a USB device is connected. The LED. is solid white when an eSATA device is connected. A blinking white LED indicates activity through the eSATA port.
5 USB 1. ETHERNET. (White) When off, the USB /eSATA port is off or an eSATA device is connected. The Primary Indiators LED is solid white when a USB device is connected. A blinking white LED indicates activity on the port. USB2 Primary (White) When off, the USB port is off. The LED is solid white when a USB device is connected. A blinking white indicates activity on the port USB2 Secondary (White) When off, a USB or USB device is connected. A solid white LED. indicates a USB device is connected. ETHERNET 1 thru 4 (Primary). (White) These numbered LEDs correspond with the numbered ports on the router's USB 2 USB 2 ETHERNET. Front Panel Primary Indiator Secondary Indiator Secondary Indiators back panel. If the white LED is solid, the router is connected to a device through that port. A flashing white LED indicates network activity over that port. WRT 1900AC | Product Overview 1. ETHERNET 1 thru 4 (Secondary) Wi-Fi Protected Setup button (White)If the white LED is off, the router is successfully connected to a device Press to easily configure wireless security on Wi-Fi Protected Setup-enabled through that port at 10/100 Mbps.
6 A solid white LED indicates that the router is network devices. successfully connected to a device at 1000 Mbps. Ethernet Ports Connect Ethernet cables to these blue Gigabit 10/100/1000) ports, and to wired (White/Amber) The LED blinks slowly for two minutes during Wi-Fi Protected Setup. devices on your network. It will be solid white for five seconds to indicate a successful connection The LED. blinks amber if the he Wi-Fi Protected Setup process fails. Make sure the client device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Wait until the LED is off, and then try again. Note: The router supports one session at a time. For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports. Internet Port 4 x Adjustable External Antennas Connect an Ethernet cable to this yellow Gigabit (10/100/1000) port, and to a broadband Internet cable/DSL or fiber modem. Note: For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.
7 USB Port Connect and share a USB or eSATA drive on your network or on the Internet. USB Combo Port Connect and share a USB or eSATA drive on your network or on the Internet. You can also connect a USB printer and share it across your network. Reset USB Port Button Reset Button Wi-Fi Protected Combo USB. Setup Button Ethernet Ports Internet Port Port Power Port Press and hold for 10 seconds (until the power LED starts flashing) to reset the router to factory settings. You can also restore the factory settings using Linksys Back View Smart Wi-Fi on the Internet or mobile app. Power Port Adjustable External Antennas Connect the included AC power adapter. This router ships with four adjustable external antennas that should be connected to the router before powering it on. To connect the antennas, twist the antenna Power Button connector clockwise onto the antenna port on the router. Press to turn on the router.
8 Note: For best performance, position the side antennas vertically as shown in the picture. WRT 1900AC | Product Overview 2. Wall-Mounting Placement Mounting Instructions The router has wall-mount slots on the bottom of each foot for flexibility in mounting Determine where you want to mount the router and which side you should use to the router on the wall. The distance between the slots on the short side is 105 mm. mount it. Make sure that the wall you use is smooth, flat, dry, and sturdy. Make sure The distance between the slots on the longer side is 211 mm. Two screws are needed the location is within reach of an electrical outlet. to mount the router. Before drilling holes, choose the template (short side or long side) that fits your installation. Drill the holes using the correct template. Insert a screw into each hole and leave 8 mm of its head exposed. Position the router so the wall-mount slots line up with the two screws.
9 Place the wall-mount slots over the screws and slide the router down until the screws fit snugly into the wall-mount slots. Wall-Mounting Template (Short Side). Print this page at 100% size. Cut along the dotted line, and place on the wall to ensure precise spacing of holes. 105 mm Suggested Mounting Hardware 3 mm 6-7 mm mm Note: Linksys is not responsible for damages incurred by unsecured wall-mounting hardware. WRT 1900AC | Product Overview 3. Wall-Mounting Template (Long Side). Print this page at 100% size. Cut along the dotted line, and place on the wall to ensure precise spacing of holes. 211 mm WRT 1900AC | Product Overview 4. Setting Up: Basics HOW TO CREATE A HOME NETWORK WHERE TO FIND MORE HELP. What is a network? In addition to this user Guide , you can find help at these locations: A network is any group of devices that can communicate with each other. A home (documentation, downloads, FAQs, technical support, network can also include Internet access, which requires a router like this one.)
10 Live chat, forums). A typical home network may include multiple computers, a printer, a modem, and a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi help (connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi , then click Help at router. A large home network may also have a switch, additional routers, access the top of the screen). points, and many Internet-capable media devices such as TVs, game consoles, and web cameras. Modem Connects a computer or a router to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Your ISP may have provided one. The modem is a device that connects to a phone jack or your cable TV outlet. Router Connects your wireless and wired network devices to each other and to the modem (and to your ISP). Switch Allows you to connect several wired network devices to your home network. Your router has a built-in network switch (the Ethernet ports). If you have more wired network devices than available Ethernet ports on your router, you will need an additional switch to consolidate the wired connections.